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Tax experts celebrate three successful years

A firm of Birmingham-based tax specialists is celebrating its third birthday.   Pett Franklin & Co, which has an office in Colmore Row, was founded by lawyer David Pett and William Franklin, a chartered accountant.

Both have a background with some of the largest firms in their sector – Mr Pett was formerly with Pinsents, where he helped develop the largest legal tax practice outside London.   Mr Franklin counts Ernst & Young among previous employers.

The pair are supported by former Pinsents senior partner Julian Tonks, who worked alongside David Pett in developing the firm’s legal tax practice.

Pett Franklin & Co’s main expertise is advising on share incentive arrangements, and most of its clients are in London, the South East and Scotland.

David and William are both known for their technical expertise on the legal, tax and accounting aspects of management and employee share incentives and the latest version of the legal bible. 

The Legal 500 says of the firm: “David Pett and William Franklin at Pett Franklin are extremely knowledgeable and able to put their advice in simple terms”.

David Pett said of the firm’s progress since 2009: “Given the success of our first three years in practice, we look forward to the next three with considerable anticipation.  Despite the sluggish economy, we have succeeded in building a specialist tax practice with a genuinely nationwide client base.”

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